If you need a hero, just look into the mirror...
It's been a really fun and lively January so far. Our downtown district was bustling with activities, such as Art Hop and UC Merced Campus Centre Ribbon Cutting. More and more new faces had stopped by after new year and quickly turned to be our regulars. Coffee is a language. Wherever you are from, whatever accents you speak with, as long as you say it, we can all understand. "can I just have a cup of Joe?" "sure."
We hosted our first coffee cupping event on January 8th. it was very successful. The topic was about the roast. Our Roaster Justin used our well-known Peru Norandino beans and prepared a set of eight different coffee cups ranged from very light roast all the way to very dark. After tasting, we all agreed that the No. 3 and No.4 (light to medium roast) had some better flavour notes. It is not just a cup of Joe. Isn't it? For us, It is important to give back to our community, not just free drinks, but the knowledge and beauty behind that drink, the priceless memory. In the future, wherever you go, whatever coffee shop you stop by, you know what you truly enjoy. Life is no better than sitting at a coffee shop's corner, on the brighter side, drinking a cup of cortado with rich flavour notes of cherry, passionfruit, and jasmine flower.
What's coming up? we are planning to have our first live music event in two weeks. We had very nice conversations with our local musicians this week. We were amazed how talented our Merced locals are. Hopefully, with the connection we built, we can provide the stage for them on a regular basis. Merced downtown needs audiences, and we all know that. So we bond together with our lovely neighbours, such as Little Oven Pizza, 17th Street Pub, and thrive to improve each and every day. Do not argue why there are still empty spaces everywhere in downtown.
Take a sip of coffee, and look into the mirror, yes, we are our own heroes.
We can make Merced better, but first, Coffee.